Do you have an hour to spare?

Date published: 13/02/2017

BAVO's Community Companions over 50s befriending scheme is recruiting volunteers Two men sitting downbefrienders.

Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the house. An hour of your time to visit someone in their house or get out and about can make a huge difference.

“Community Companions is of tremendous importance to me. It is lovely to have company at home and to share my feelings and worries with my befriender.”

By becoming a volunteer befriender you can experience first hand the difference that you can make to people’s lives. You can help older people meet others, improve their access to local services and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

“Volunteering for community companions I completed many courses.  I am so thrilled it has helped greatly to get me where I am today.  I have voluntary skills behind me that no one can take away from me.”

Our waiting list is getting bigger and we need people with big hearts to help out. Out of pocket travel expenses are covered and full training given. An hour of your day really goes a long way!

For further details call Tracy at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E:


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